Spring is on it’s way, 3 trees blooming marvellous

Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle

Here are three trees from my garden, the Blackthorn in full bloom with over 1000 individual flowers (no I have not counted them) The Fat Guy hawthorn just about to burst and the Twin Trunk Myrtle filling out well.

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First Meeting, It’s Official!!

Leinster Bonsai Club

Welcome to the new Blogsite of the Leinster Bonsai Club, please give us a follow by signing up using the options on the sidebar to the left 🙂

You heard it here first folks. The first meeting of the Leinster Bonsai Club will be on Friday 27th June in Balbriggan Community Centre at 7.30pm. We have some members from the NI Bonsai Society coming down on the night to help us get the ball rolling and to offer advice and support regarding the club and also on our trees. If you have any trees, please bring a few along on the night for display and discussion.

If you have been waiting for a club in the greater Dublin area, then this is your chance to get involved right from the start. Please get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ Tab at the top so we can gauge interest. If you are…

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Matt Reel finishes 7 years and 9 months…

Michael Hagedorn

…apprenticing with Shinji Suzuki! Are hats are off to you, Matt, this is a huge week for you!

If any of you remember the ridiculous, stressful stories from my book Post-Dated about the life of the apprentice, well, how anyone could have done that for nearly 8 years is simply ASTONISHING to me, and it makes me smile, too. I hope those stories might give you some sense of how momentous an event this is for Matt.

Matt joined us briefly at the last March Seasonal, and here are a few photos of his visit:

DSC_1186 In total surprise, Matt Reel called me this week from a taxi in Japan, asking if I’d be around the next day. I was, and so were my Seasonal students, so in his first day in the United States as a free man did some bonsai work—after just finishing his 7 years and 9 months…

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